Question about HP ScanJet 4670 Flatbed Scanner
My brother in law has given me an HP ScanJet 4670 that he says is not working. I connected it up and confirmed the fact that it does not scan. What happens is that when the scan hits the right end the carriage stops. There is a stepper motor that moves the carriage. The opto switch is not engaged properly and the mechanism continues to move. I have tried to manually block the sensor but it continues to try to scan. Moreover, the scanner seems to scan in a fashion that I get a page full of black and white stripes even when scanning a document. I checked the flex cable that connects to the PCB board (PN 105-0738-0) and it seems to be okay.
What could be causing these problems?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would say the most likely cause of the issue is either that the scanner is no longer functioning or that it is experiencing power issues. Make sure that the scanner is plugged in directly to the wall and not into a surge protector or a power strip. The scanner does not share power well and pulls it in large amounts - when it can't get it it throws little power fits and sometimes will not turn on at all. Try another wall outlet and see if you can get it to power on and do a scan without the yellow strip showing up.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
Scanning is possible in 'Text' mode and 'Picture' Mode. In text mode, which is simple 'Black & White", this can happen, particulalrly if the text is in color. Either you increase the contrast settings or scan the document in Grey/color and convert it to B&W using the software. By this you need not check if there is output!. ( I am assuming that otherwise the scanner is performing okay). File size in B&W is very small as compared to Grey/color.
Posted on Apr 06, 2008
Click the Show Menu button, and choose Options; if you see the traditional menus, go to Tools > Options. Both open the Options dialog: under the General tab, which should be selected by default, locate the bottom section, labeled "Default Messaging Program":
If Windows Live Mail is not currently the default email program on Windows, the text next to the first button will read "This application is NOT the default Mail handler". Click the Make Default button, and it will be disabled (grayed out).
Confirming your change of default email clientThe text has now changed to "This application is the default Mail handler".This is a bit misleading, because Windows Live Mail will not becomeyour default email application until you actually have clicked the Ok or Apply button to confirm the change in configuration.
Soclick Ok (no need to Apply first), and Windows Live Mail's optiondialog will close, integrating your new option choices. It is that easyto make Windows Live Mail your default email program. (If Windows LiveMail was already your default email client, nothing will happen.)
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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